USING SCHOOL CHECK AS A GROUP

How does it work?
  • Assess your district: You and your colleagues each complete the School Check assessment on your own, rating your district from your own perspective. Your individual responses are confidential.
  • Compare your responses to the group: Your assessment is assigned to a group, and you have access to a “group report,” which shows your answers as well as the number of people who answered the same or differently on each question, and overall.
  • See results graphically: Group results are shown in easy-to-read bar graphs.
  • Complete School Check again and again: You can take School Check more than once, save each instance with a different name, and assign it to a different group.
  • Privacy: Your responses are confidential, so you can feel free to be honest; and you’ll get to view the anonymized, candid responses of your peers.
With the group functionality, your scores (gray bars) are presented against your group's scores (colored bars).
Why School Checks for Groups?
  • Check for consensus across a leadership team: You can easily see if the group agrees on the district’s strengths and weaknesses, and whether your perspective differs significantly from others.
  • Check for consensus among groups: Different departments or leadership groups might have very different views of what can be improved in a district. For example, the central office might think that leadership support is fine, whereas a group of principals might flag that as an issue. 
    Additionally, coaches, partnering organizations, and technical assistance providers can use School Check with the various different districts they might work with.
  • In your discussion, consider the following:
    • Which areas do most respondents feel is a strength for the district? (these are areas where the overall score is relatively high)
    • Which areas do most respondents feel is a challenge for the district? (these are areas where the overall score is relatively low)
    • Which areas have the most agreement?
    • Which areas have the most disagreement?
    • Are there areas where most respondents answered “don’t know?”
How do I get started?
  • Set up a free ERS Account
  • Complete a group set-up request. To help us help you better, tell us a little bit about how you envision using the tool, as well as how many people are in the group. We will then provide logistical support on getting accounts created for your colleagues and also share what we have learned from successful groups. 
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